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Jay Leno is no stranger to electric vehicles, having owned or driven EVs as wide ranging as the 1909 Baker Electric to the Vectrix motorscooter, Zero X motorcycle and the Tesla Roadster. The latest EV that seems to have caught the denim-clad celebrity's attention is the new MINI E. Jay found some time to meet with a couple of representatives from BMW and they discussed the merits of the zero-emission vehicle on video. Later, Jay took the car out for a quick little silent drive and he stretched the legs of the AC Propulsion drivetrain in both city and highway loops. Overall, Jay had plenty of good things to say about the experience, especially about its performance and the short recharge time due to the high-capacity charger that's included as part of the $850 per-month lease package. Click past the break to watch the video. Thanks for the tip, M. Broz!

[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]


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